Tuesday, April 9, 2013

March and Early April Catch Up

I was fortunate enough to get a SNOW DAY today! I'm so excited to be home with the boys. They wanted to watch a movie so I have a few minutes to blog. Woo Hoo! I have house work to do too but I figured this would be a perfect time to not get too far behind again. ;)

Our month started with my Parents heading to Florida for my cousins wedding. Aunt Annie and my good friend Ginger were taking turns watching the boys. I got a phone call from Ginger saying Cayden was throwing up. We were home with him for the next three days. On the 4th day he broke into a full body rash and we finally took him to the doctor and learned he had strep. Its the first time that he has ever had strep. He's been tested several times but has never actually had it. He did GREAT taking the antibiotics 3 time a day for 10 days. He finally got better and no one else got sick.

 Once he was feeling better we joined my family for dinner at chili's one night. It is one of the boys' favorite places to eat. Cayden likes to play with my camera on my phone while he waits for his food. He also drew extra eyebrows on his forehead. Can you see them?
 Jared had a camp out planned with the scouts. However, he can't ever seem to get any adults to go with him. The one adult that was willing to go asked if his son could come too. Jared said sure and then decided to take our boys along as well. He only had one scout show up to go camping but the evening was still fun. The boys loved it and I went and hung out for a bit until Jared took me home to sleep in my bed. :)

We celebrated my mom's birthday at the Family favorite restaurant, Mt. Fuji. They seriously know my family by name(Notice my moms dessert plate?). My mom takes the boys there for lunch just about every week. There is a server there that scoops Jakey into her arms as soon as they walk in the door and Jake is totally ok with it.
Cayden also had a Preschool Program at the end of March. They did a cute little leprechaun show about how the first umbrella came about. It was darling. Jared and I couldn't make it because they did it during the day but cayden was happy to have his uncles,Mikey, and Matt, there to support him. They were also kind enough to film it for us too. ;) I love how big Cayden is getting.
 At the end of March my whole family was able to spend Easter together. Mikey came in from Florida and Kimmy and her family came down from Montana. They had an extra addition this time though. They have a little foster baby, Hunter. He is DARLING and was fun to hold. The boys were so excited to have their cousins in town and the fun began immediately with a sleepover. It was already 9:00 by the time we got home but the boys stayed up and talked and giggled. It was so fun to listen to.
 The next morning we got up and headed back over to my parents house to prepare for the Road Rally. It was AWESOME! My mom had put together a fun Road Rally for us to participate in. She mapped it out. We followed clues to certain areas around town and had to perform tasks at each location. WE HAD A BLAST! Each task we completed we got a prize.
 We had to spell a word with our bodies before my mom and dad would buy us a Slurpee.
Can you tell what our word is???

 Then we had to go to the tennis courts and rally the ball 5 times. Our team was me, Jared, Jakey, and Timmy.
 Next stop was a park that we had to go down a slide with an egg on a spoon and the walk so far before we could move on.
 Then we had to dribble a ball through the obstacle.

The last location was a park near my parents house where we were supposed to have lunch. It was to windy for my grandparents to eat outside so we stayed and played while mom and dad went to get the food. Then we met back up at the house to eat. (For the record: Our team one. But my parents said that everyone was a winner and gave each participant a gift card to Red Robin) ;)

Playing at the park before lunch

 That night we dyed eggs in preparation for Easter. The boys had a blast!
 Easter Sunday we woke up and let the boys look through their baskets before church. They found all the eggs the Easter Bunny hid and then we had breakfast. After church and lovely long naps we headed to my parents house around 4:30. We got there to find out that my dad had spent the day in the ER because he ran out of insulin and his blood sugar was over 500. He made it home by 6:00pm so we had diner and then the kids had their egg hunt.

I was able to snap this picture before the boys wanted to change. ;)

 Each of the boys found a golden egg that had money in in. Then they traded in the plastic golden egg and got a $10 gift card to McDonald's. That's a pretty awesome Easter Bunny!
 The following day I left school early and joined my brothers on a trip to take the little boys to Chuck E. Cheese. I hate that place but the boys love it so they were happy.
Wednesday night we went to Gunther Toody's for 5cent burger night.
 Thursday I left school early again to join everyone for the zoo. I wish I was feeling better because it wasn't the best of trips feeling sick. But then that night I joined my mom, Beth, and the boys for Disney on Ice. It was great and the boys were mesmerized. They keep asking when they can go again.
 It was finally time for Kimmy and Tyson to head home. They just left on Saturday and we were sad to see them go. Cayden cried his little heart out because he was going to miss Spencer so much. They were inseparable! The sure do love each other. We were able to take a few family pictures too. I can't post the picture of all 18of us because cute little Hunter is in the picture. Because he is in foster care we can't post his picture on the Internet. But here are the "original 9".
 On Sunday we watched Conference at my parents house and Cayden was SO exhausted from his busy week that he laid down to watch the 2nd session and promptly fell asleep during the opening prayer. What a cutie! He was however, very excited to listen to Pres. Monson speak in the morning. He came racing inside to hear him. ;)
 So that's what we've been up to. I did play hooky from school and work while my family was in town. IT FELT GREAT! A little too great. It was hard to go back to a normal routine. Hahaha. But all is well since I got a snow day today too. ;) Anyway, we are well. We know the Lord watches over us.

~Love To All~